While restrictions remain due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are providing a programme of talks for members only via Zoom
What did the Vikings do for us?
Derek Taylor, historian and former international TV reporter
This fully illustrated talk challenges the idea that the warriors who invaded these islands over 1200 years ago, should be remembered only for raping and pillaging. They were explorers, farmers and – early feminists! Derek spotlights how they are still a part of our own lives in Britain.
Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth
& the Kenilworth Entertainment of 1575
For three weeks in the summer of 1575 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, entertained Queen Elizabeth I at Kenilworth, his magnificent castle in Warwickshire. The entertainments were some of the most elaborate ever offered to a monarch, with gods, goddesses, Arthurian characters, mermaids, giant dolphins, singers and acrobats all pressed into action. But many people also believed it was a last attempt by the Earl to persuade Elizabeth to marry him. The talk tells the story of the romance, the Kenilworth entertainment and its aftermath.
A Merry (Virtual) Christmas Social & Entertainment
You are invited to join us to raise a glass (your own, of course) and munch a mince pie (likewise) and share in a little light entertainment (you get the drift…). If you have a party piece you are willing to contribute to the fun then please get in touch beforehand so that we can plan the programme – readings, poems, songs, music, dramatic monologues, comedy sketches, or magic tricks – whatever you like, although a Campden and/or Christmas theme is obviously preferred. If no-one offers anything, then you’ll get a Quiz!!!
The History and Mystery of Campden Town Hall
Judith Ellis, CCHS
On the way: Roads and Tracks through Chipping Campden, 1350-1850
David Ella, local historian
Gabbs – a family of bakers
Children of Scandal: the illegitimate children of the Duchess of Devonshire
Emma de Fries
CCHS Annual General Meeting followed by:
The Rollright Stones, their Archaeology, History and Folklore
George Lambrick, Chairman, The Rollright Trust
The Story of Calf Lane – or Calves Lane?